Delta Flight Museum

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Since 1995, the Delta Flight Museum has allowed visitors from around the world to explore aviation history, celebrate the story and people of Delta, and discover the future of flight. The Museum was recently renovated into a world-class attraction that offers engaging exhibits and interactive programming for aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Standing in the heart of Delta’s Atlanta headquarters, the 68,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art attraction makes a perfect outing for family, friends, school groups and more. The new space also can be rented for special events, including business meetings, conferences and weddings. With historic glamour and modern amenities, the Museum is a one-of-a-kind venue within a mile of the world’s busiest airport.


Strengths:
Delta has been collecting its history since the 1950s. As early employees retired, the airline realized it was losing important corporate memories. Harriette Speer Parker of Delta’s public relations department founded the Delta Archives. Since 1996, the Museum has professionally managed Delta’s archival records and the items gifted by donors to the Museum. Extensive holdings include records from airlines in Delta's Family Tree, photographs, flight schedules, airport and in-flight equipment, and flight attendant uniforms.
Location:
Delta Flight Museum Attention: Archives 1060 Delta Blvd. Bldg. B, Dept. 914 Atlanta, GA 30354-1989
Email:
museumarchives.delta@delta.com
Phone:
404-715-7886

Collections

Name Description
Bonanza Air Lines Annual Reports Annual financial and operating performance report to shareholders for years 1959 and 1961, published by Bonanza Air Lines, Inc. Includes system route maps.
Chicago and Southern Air Lines (C&S) Annual Reports Annual financial and operating performance report to shareholders for years 1940–1953, published by Chicago and Southern Air Lines. Includes system route maps.
Delta Air Lines Annual Reports Annual financial and operating performance report to shareholders for years 1939, 1941–2004, published by Delta Air Lines. Includes system route maps as of 1941.
Delta Air Lines e-timetables, 2002–2019 Electronic timetables, or “e-timetables,” of system flight schedules published by Delta Air Lines for customers from 2002–2019, usually on a monthly or quarterly schedule.
Delta Air Lines system timetables, 1934–2004 Printed system flight schedules published by Delta Air Lines for customers from 1934–2004, usually on a monthly or quarterly schedule.
Delta Air Service timetables, 1929–1930 System flight schedules published by Delta Air Service for customers between 1929 and 1930.
Delta-Eastern coordinated timetables, 1934–1935 Collection of two timetables for coordinated Delta Air Lines and Eastern Air Lines flights, effective September 23, 1934, and January 6, 1935.
Hughes Airwest Annual Reports Financial and operating performance reports published by Hughes Airwest. Collection includes a publication by the Hughes Airwest Public Relations Department based on a presentation by Irving T. Tague, vice president and general manager of Hughes Airwest, to the Civil Aeronautics Board on July 16, 1971, summarizing the first 12 months of Hughes Air Corp. Also published by Hughes Airwest Public Relations, corporate profiles summarizing the company’s growth in performance and revenues from 1970–1979.
North Central Airlines Annual Reports Annual financial and operating performance report to shareholders published by North Central Airlines (1952–1979), and its predecessor, Wisconsin Central Airlines (1944–1952). The collection covers years 1947–1951 (as Wisconsin Central Airlines) and 1952, 1954–1979. Includes system route maps as of 1948.
Northeast Airlines Annual Reports Annual financial and operating performance report to shareholders for years 1941–1971, published by Northeast Airlines. Includes system route maps.
Northwest Airlines Annual Reports Northwest Airlines financial statements for years 1927–1933; annual financial and operating performance report to shareholders for years 1936, 1938–2001; and Form 10-K for years 2002–2008. Annual reports include system route maps as of 1940.
Pacific Air Lines Annual Reports Annual financial and operating performance report to shareholders published by Pacific Air Lines (1958–1968), and its predecessor, Southwest Airways (1946–1958). The collection covers years 1947–1948 and 1950–1956 (as Southwest Airways) and 1957–1959, 1961–1962 and 1965–1966. Includes system route maps.
Pacific Northern Airlines Annual Reports Annual financial and operating performance report to shareholders for years 1947–1966, published by Pacific Northern Airlines. Includes system route maps as of 1952.
Republic Airlines Annual Reports Annual financial and operating performance report to shareholders for years 1979–1986, published by Republic Airlines. Includes system route maps.
Southern Airways Annual Reports Annual financial and operating performance report to shareholders for years 1950–1951, 1953–1978, published by Southern Airways. Includes system route maps.
Western Airlines Annual Reports Annual financial and operating performance report to shareholders for years 1926–1985, published by Western Airlines. Includes system route maps as of 1940.